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Archive: February 15, 2009 - February 21, 2009

'Young and Stupid'

"I was young and stupid." That's pretty much the takeaway of some athlete role models recently. Start with baseball star Alexander Rodriguez talking to the media earlier this week: "I was 24; I was 25. I was young initially. I was curious." He called his cousin, who injected him with...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 20, 2009; 9:50 AM ET | Comments (17)

Are You an Extreme Parent?

Remember mean mom Jane Hambleton? Back in January of last year, she became the coolest mom by selling her son's car after discovering alcohol in the car. The ad that ran at the time was this: "OLDS 1999 Intrigue. Totally uncool parents who obviously don't love teenage son, selling his...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 19, 2009; 1:44 PM ET | Comments (40)

Do Kids Screw Up Marriages?

By Rebeldad Brian Reid Now that the warm fuzzies of Valentine's Day are behind us, it's time to look at a bigger question: Do kids screw up marriages? The New York Times tackled this earlier this month, flip-flopping a bit. First, the op-ed pointed out that "more than 25 separate...

By Brian Reid | February 19, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (18)

Discipline Meet Allowance

Earlier this month, On Parenting celebrated its second birthday. In two years of writing and reading every one of your comments, I've enjoyed the debate (even those contentious ones). Particularly great have been those times when we learn from each other. One of those early conversations was about allowance and...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 18, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (26)

Scholastic: Too Much Marketing or Just Right?

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) is on a new mission: To get Scholastic to drop the marketing of "toys, trinkets, and electronic media, many of which promote popular brands" from its in-school catalogs. The commercial-free childhood folks have paved such a path before, in getting Scholastic to drop...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 17, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (44)


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